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Page 404 - When the ear heard me, then it blessed me : and when the eye saw me, it gave witness to me : because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him. The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me ; and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.
Page 248 - I have found, by a strict and diligent observation, that a due observation of the duty of this day hath ever had joined to it a blessing upon the rest of my time, and the week that hath been so begun hath been blessed and prosperous to me ; and, on the other side, when I have been negligent of the duties of this day, the rest of the week...
Page 388 - Honourable the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council of the City of London : These.
Page 508 - Even from the grave thou shalt have power to charm. Bid them be chaste, be innocent, like thee; Bid them in Duty's sphere as meekly move; And if so fair, from vanity as free; As firm in friendship, and as fond in love. Tell them...
Page 518 - Infant's bed. Forbear, said I ; be not too bold ; Your fleece is white, but 'tis too cold.
Page 221 - Athenian was formerly, it would have the same effect that had, in recommending the religion, the government, and public worship of its country. Were our plays subject to proper inspections and limitations, we might not only pass away several of our vacant hours in the highest entertainments ; but should always rise from them wiser and better than we sat down to them.
Page 139 - ... but I entertain very different sentiments. Death has no terrors for me : it is an event I always look to with cheerfulness, if not with pleasure ; and be assured, the subject is more grateful to me than any other.
Page 69 - I do not hesitate to accept the office and situation proposed to me, restricted as they are, still retaining every opinion expressed by me upon a former and similar distressing occasion. " In undertaking the trust proposed to me, I am well aware of the difficulties of the situation in which I shall be placed ; but I shall rely with confidence upon the Constitutional advice of an enlightened Parliament, and the zealous support of a generous and loyal people.
Page 179 - An Act for the more effectual preserving the King's person and government, by disabling Papists from sitting in either House of Parliament.
Page 69 - My Lords and Gentlemen, — I receive the communication which the two houses have directed you to make to me, of their joint resolutions, on the subject of providing for ' the exercise of the royal authority, during his majesty's illness,' with those sentiments of regard which I must ever entertain for th united desires of the two houses.